NORTH LAKHIMPUR, April 26 - Lakhimpur Police has lately played the role of a Good Samaritan by procuring medicines for patients of the district, which are not available locally, during the ongoing lockdown.
Recently, Lakhimpur Police procured medicines for a cancer patient in No. 3 Islampur village in Nowboisa. The patient, an elderly man in the village, was in dire straits as the nationwide lockdown made his medicines inaccessible as they are sold only in a chemist shop based in Guwahati.
As the patient informed Lakhimpur Police through their helpline number about his plight, the men in uniform after having procured the medicines, delivered them within three days at the former�s doorstep.
It may be recalled that Lakhimpur Police has been delivering medicines to people at their doorstep with helpline response since the imposition of lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic.
So far, the district police have delivered medicines to eight different patients by bringing it from outside their jurisdiction. In recent times, Lakhimpur Police has also been busy in providing essential commodities to the poor and needy in various parts of the district since the beginning of the lockdown by promptly responding to distress calls to its helpline number.